Hospital records show a recent increase in dog bites
A recent study shows that there has been a dramatic increase in dog bites in the past 16 years. The number has actually nearly doubled between that time and now. In 1993, there were 5,100 dog bites and in 2008 this number was at 9,500.
Nearly 4.5 million people are bitten by a dog every year. Daily, 866 people are sent to the emergency room for dog bites and out of this, nearly 26 are admitted to the hospital a day.
Only a small percentage of the increase was due to population growth of humans and dogs, but researchers are confused to what is fueling the increase. Experts in the field are currently studying animals in order to determine why these incidents are occurring.
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